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Child drawing in the Royal Mews activity room

Family Activities: Learning Room open

Saturday, 15 February 2014
The Royal Mews, Buckingham Palace

Drop into the Learning Room during your visit and use our paper-based activities to create an outfit for Albert the Coachman or design your own carriage to take home.... Read more about Family Activities: Learning Room open

Short Talk: Castiglione, Hidden drawings revealed

Thursday, 13 February 2014
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

The need to remount many of the drawings for the current exhibition provided an opportunity to remove old backings from three of the drawings. In this talk Alan Donnithorne, Head of Paper Conservation, will show how conservation work revealed two... Read more about Short Talk: Castiglione, Hidden drawings revealed

Course: Life drawing and composition, Discover the artist’s artist

Saturday, 8 February 2014 to Sunday, 9 February 2014
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

Sold Out: Inspired by Castiglione, perhaps the most innovative and technically brilliant Italian draftsman of his time, this 2-day drawing course will explore how to use one model to create a cast of many.  Taught by Marcus Cornish,... Read more about Course: Life drawing and composition, Discover the artist’s artist

Short Talk: Painting in print

Thursday, 6 February 2014
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

Castiglione produced a number of monotype prints which are surprisingly painterly in execution. Four centuries later, the British artist Norman Ackroyd approaches the creation of his etched landscapes through a technique of painting acid on to the... Read more about Short Talk: Painting in print

Lecture: The Genius of Castiglione

Thursday, 12 December 2013
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

Join Timothy Standring, Gates Foundation Curator at the Denver Art Museum and co-curator of the exhibition to discuss how Castiglione’s etching The Genius of Castiglione proclaims his fame as an artist. Learning about some of the trials and... Read more about Lecture: The Genius of Castiglione

Short Talk: Castiglione, first practitioner of the monotype

Thursday, 12 December 2013
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

Castiglione is the first artist known to have produced prints using the technique of the monotype. In this talk, Timothy J. Standring, Gates Foundation Curator at the Denver Art Museum and co-curator of the exhibition, will discuss Castiglione’s... Read more about Short Talk: Castiglione, first practitioner of the monotype

Exclusive tour at Buckingham Palace

Exclusive Guided Tour of the State Rooms, Buckingham Palace

Friday, 6 December 2013 to Sunday, 26 January 2014
Buckingham Palace

In the company of an expert guide, on an Exclusive Guided Tour of Buckingham Palace. With their gilded ceilings and glittering chandeliers... Read more about Exclusive Guided Tour of the State Rooms, Buckingham Palace

Short Talk: ‘Omnia Vanitas’: symbolism in Castiglione’s imagery

Thursday, 28 November 2013
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

Martin Clayton, Head of Prints and Drawings and co-curator of the exhibition, will discuss the symbolism of decay and transience present in so many of Castiglione’s works.

Short Talks are free with an exhibition ticket or 1-Year Pass.... Read more about Short Talk: ‘Omnia Vanitas’: symbolism in Castiglione’s imagery

Exclusive Evening View of Castiglione: Lost Genius and Gifted: From the Royal Academy to The Queen

Wednesday, 20 November 2013
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

Enjoy an Exclusive Evening View of Castiglione: Lost Genius and Gifted: From the Royal Academy to The Queen at The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace on Wednesday 20 November. After an engaging talk by the exhibition Curator, guests... Read more about Exclusive Evening View of Castiglione: Lost Genius and Gifted: From the Royal Academy to The Queen

Short Talk: Explosive brushwork takes the upper hand

Thursday, 14 November 2013
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

Although in many respects worlds apart, the architect Will Alsop seems to share with the artist Castiglione an ebullient enthusiasm for mark-making almost as an end in itself.  In this talk Allan Chinn, Collections Information Assistant - Prints and... Read more about Short Talk: Explosive brushwork takes the upper hand

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